Social Worker – Adults Social Care

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Social Worker - Adults Social Care
Contract / Temporary

S Tyneside 1000569914785278

Posted: 6th March 2024 09:52
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  • Pay Rate:

    £154.99 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Social Worker - Adults Social Care

Reference no: S Tyneside 1000569914785278

Pay Rate: £154.99 per day PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Work collaboratively with people who have complex needs to formulate support plans that maximise abilities, enable individuals to make choices and work towards their identified goal.

You will contribute to the development, performance, quality assurance and continuous improvement of Adult and Integrated Care Services. Ensuring services are responsive to the local and national landscape and contribute to the Council’s aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting health, independence and wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide person centred assessment of need at a level of complexity appropriate to the post, facilitating choice through the promotion of independence, as allocated by your line manager and where requested.
  • Work with the person or carer to develop an agreed care and support plan to achieve the identified outcomes to meet assessed eligibility need within resource allocation.
  • Refer, liaise, consult and work effectively with agencies and other professionals in order to meet identified needs.
  • Ensure care and support services are person centred, focused and promote the independence, overall safety and well-being of adults and where relevant children.
  • Promote and embed the effective delivery of strength based approaches to support planning, maximising on an individual’s strengths and community / family resources.
  • Provide professional support and information, guidance and advice on how their needs could be partly or wholly met by universal and other non-care services.
  • Proactively work towards embedding personalisation into practice including but not limited to individual budgets, direct payments, self-assessment and self-directed support. Practice and  support planning will be focused on outcomes rather than service driven.
  • Undertake reviews of support packages as required ensuring the right level of support is delivered only for as long as is needed and at a reasonable price, advising the person and their carers’ of alternative services as appropriate.
  • Take professional responsibility for managing a case load, including adults with complex problems and whose circumstances may place their personal liberty or safety at risk.
  • Provide written reports and support plan to represent individual and carers needs and ensure you maintain a high level of data quality for all information recorded, ensuring that the information is timely, accurate and complete.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • A professional social work qualification such as Social Work Degree, MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work (CQSW, CSS) or equivalent
  • Current Registration with the HCPC
  • Full current driving licence or access to a means of mobility support


  • Good working knowledge, understanding and application of the Care Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of other relevant legislation for adult social care, for example the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Continuing Healthcare Framework and the ability to undertake joint health and social care assessments
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of social care policy developments, best practice and current trends in health and social care


  • Experience of providing a professional person centred social work service to people with care and support needs. This may include people with a learning disability, autism, older people and people with physical and mental disabilities
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking complex assessments
  • Experience of personalisation and delivery though self-directed support
  • Experience of safeguarding frameworks, processes and procedures as well as managing complex cases
  • Experience of building relationships with community service providers and working in effective partnership to improve outcomes for individuals

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective decision making skills which may involve considering risks
  • Effective time management skills and planning skills ensuring deadlines are met
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex information both verbally and in writing in a clear, concise manner to a range of audiences
  • Excellent case recording and report writing skills
  • Ability to undertake assessments, develop support plans and conduct reviews
  • Ability to contribute to the Councils aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting independence, health and wellbeing
  • Able to work outside of office hours as required as required by your contract of employment


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Job Ref: S Tyneside 1000569914785278
Social Worker - Adults Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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